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Huge crowd celebrates 'victorious decade' of President Fernandez's government

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has rallied a huge crowd celebrating 10 years in power by her government and that of her late husband.

Her voice breaking, the president called it a victorious decade, "won not by a government but by the people."

This year's election will determine whether she has the votes in congress to undo constitutional term limits and extend her rule beyond 2015. But she suggested Saturday night that she won't try. She said "I'm not eternal, nor do I want to be."

Fernandez said that human rights trials and a push for economic equality will be her legacy.

Her opponents took aim at the "decade won" theme, pointing to economic troubles and saying that if this is victory, Argentina is in big trouble.